Seniors Looking to Stay Healthy and Fit—Consider Taking a Swim!

At Crane’s Mill, we have an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for keeping you active and healthy all year long.

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A water aerobics class in the Crane’s Mill pool

We are always looking for the latest news on healthy aging. One topic that of course remains at the top of the list for feeling your best for longer is keeping fit and active.

One great way to achieve fitness is swimming. Swimming is considered low-impact, and is easy on the joints. So it’s perfect for everyone from the “Mr. Olympia’s” among us to novice seniors who are just beginning an exercise program.

Swimming can be great for movement, cardiovascular health and the overall mental health benefits that come from exercising in a fun way with friends.

Of course, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. For more on swimming, we found an article “10 Health Benefits of Swimming” that you may find interesting.

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the benefit of having an indoor swimming pool and hot tub located right inside Towne Square. For those of you who haven’t been to visit our community, try to picture your favorite hotel. You leave your room, and simply walk down the hallway to take a swim. That’s exactly the set-up at Crane’s Mill.

Residents do not need to go outside to get to an array of services and amenities, not the least of which is our swimming pool. It’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A few mornings each week, there are programs such as water aerobics, lap swim and water walking. So if you like to stay fit or simply like to splash around with your grandchildren, our pool is likely to be one of your favorite spots on campus.

Towne Square: Our Community’s Central Spot

Any visit to Crane’s Mill starts with Towne Square—the community’s central spot for activities, dining, entertainment, and more!

Towne Square – the center of it all

A short, indoor walk from every apartment, Towne Square boasts a number of important destinations for our residents’ daily life. Each of our dining venues are located right in Towne Square. So, if you’re interested in a five-course, restaurant-style dinner in the Candleberry, a quick a-la-carte bite from the Heartwood Cafe, or groceries from the Corner Market, you simply follow the signs toward Towne Square.

Fitness and exercise are paramount as we age, and our gym and indoor pool are located just around the corner in the north end of Towne Square. We have aquatic fitness classes, water walking, and water aerobics in the pool, and a personal trainer and high-tech equipment in the gym.

Hinman Hall is right near the main entrances, and plays host to a variety of programs each week ranging from morning fitness classes and afternoon dance to informational lectures and live entertainment.

Bridge is a popular game at Crane’s Mill

For those looking to relax and spend time with friends, the Cherry Blossom Lounge provides a rich, club-like environment for games of Bridge and big screen TVs to watch the game.

Plus, we have a changing art gallery (this month we’re showcasing works from the Millburn Short Hills Art Cetner ), a bountiful library, and our resident-run Gift Box.

So, when you visit Crane’s Mill, be sure to take a walk around Towne Square and explore all the community’s central spot has to offer.

Take a Dip in the Crane’s Mill Pool!

July in New Jersey…the perfect time to splash around for exercise and for fun!

Whether for water aerobics, aqua fitness, or just for a fun time with your grandkids, the Crane’s Mill pool provides for a cool oasis any time of year! Here are some fun pics we’d like to share:

Read on to learn more about our pool and fitness center.

Crane’s Mill Residents Enjoy Morning Exercise Classes During Winter Months

Residents at our Essex County, New Jersey retirement community enjoy the benefit of exercise classes that are a short, indoor walk from their homes.

Aquatic exercises are on the calendar all year long at Crane's Mill

Dance class, water aerobics, tai chi, and yoga are just a few of the classes offered each day to Crane’s Mill residents. The classes are led by experts in senior exercise, and provide a great service to our residents—they are able to choose to exercise when they like, stay in shape regardless of the weather, and can do it all without even having to go outside!

What are your favorite exercises? Are they offered at Crane’s Mill? See for yourself by viewing the Millstream—our resident newsletter and calendar showing all of our exercise classes and much more!

Fitness Center and Indoor Pool – Cornerstones of Healthy Aging at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill has a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool & hot tub.

The Crane's Mill Fitness Center and Indoor Pool.

Located in Towne Square, just a short, indoor walk from every independent living apartment, the fitness center and pool are state-of-the-art, sparkling clean, and frankly, fun areas for our residents to stay fit and healthy as they age.

The pool is home to an array of exercise classes, including water walking, water aerobics, and lap swimming. Beyond that, it’s open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., all year round.

Adjacent to the pool is the Horseneck Gym, home to high-end fitness equipment designed specifically for seniors. Plus there’s a personal trainer on-staff to help our residents learn the equipment, and is available to contract for individual sessions.

To learn more about the pool and gym, you can call 973-276-6700 to schedule a tour, or click here to reach our ‘contact us’ page. We look forward to meeting you.